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Life on the water

Walk on Water

Walk on Water opens with a powerful kayaker tearing through daunting rapids with astonishing ease. The film waits a long while to reveal that its subject, Greg Mallory, is paralyzed from the waist down. Mallory, who lost the use of his legs after a skiing accident, has found in kayaking a warrant for living life normally, a source of joy in the wake of a terrible tragedy.

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Personal Pocket Navy

Oru Folding Kayak

Who hasn’t found themselves looking across a pond, lake, river or ocean with a desire to explore but absent the means to do so? With the Oru folding kayak, a whole new world of paddling exploration just opened up. The brain-child of San Francisco designer Anton Willis, the Oru goes from a package the size…

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Balanced for boogieing

Saltwood Reggie Carbon Fiber Paddle

Saltwood Paddles are a true stroke master’s delight — remember the topic is watersports folks. After all, the small Portland, Oregon based company was founded to scratch its own itch for a better paddle. The Reggie, one of their four trademark models alongside the Habit, Sweet T and Double Happiness, is a particularly innovative take…

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Never on the rocks, impeccably neat

Whiskeyjack Paddles

Originally intended as commemorative gifts for family and friends, Danny Brown’s handmade masterpieces were just too beautiful not to be shared. A little word of mouth, and some busy weekends later and Whiskeyjack Paddles came to be. Based out of the Rocky Mountains in Whitefish, Montana, Whiskeyjack creates individually crafted, hand made functional art in…

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Works, wet or dry

Sanborn Canoe Co. Gunflint Paddle

Made, by hand, in Winona, Minnesota (yes, we’re all about Minnesota), two year old Sanborn Canoe Company has been creating some of the best looking wooden canoe & kayak paddles we’ve encountered. Founded by a cadre of enthusiasts looking to play a closer role with the products they used, Sanborn Canoe Co now produces an…

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A Long Way from a Hollowed Out Log

Justin Charles Cedar Strip Wooden Kayak

Synthetics and composites have plenty of benefits, but they’ll never compete with the look of wood. This Cedar Strip Wooden Kayak from Justin Charles ($16,000) manages to provide the best of both worlds. Its beautiful Western Red Cedar strip exterior is combined with glass fiber to create a light weight, yet durable composite that puts…

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GP's Bradley & Ben Put Vegas (The Non-Casino Side) Through Its Paces

Gear Patrol Adventure: Vegas Baby!

You might remember our teaser about this feature early last week. You know, that photo of yours truly leaping out of an airplane to his death? Okay okay, some call it skydiving, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t nervous as hell. Well, it’s finally time that we divulged the whole story, in Gear Patrol fashion….